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Medford Massachusetts was settled in 1695 and became a city in 1892. Located just northwest of Boston, Medford is a very desirable place to live. Search local Medford homes for sale to find your next dream home and join the Medford community.

The economic history was based on the ship building trade in colonial times. Ship building was begun by Thatcher Magoun who used lumber harvested from the Fells and New Hampshire which arrived via the Middlesex Canal. After the ship building industry reached its decline printed cloth and carpets, linseed oil as well as rum and hats became the major products in Medford as did education with the founding of Tufts University in 1852. Because of its industrial prosperity Medford doubled its population every 20 years from 1870 to 1910.

To this day Medford is a well populated city in a very convenient location filled with many suburban neighborhoods. However it still retains a rich architectural heritage containing many historic sites which include monuments and houses-some of which date back the 17th century.

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MiniMUN IV

This is a one-afternoon, no preparation required "taste of Model United Nations" conference designed specifically for fourth, fifth and sixth grade students by the ARMUN High School and Middle School Clubs.  Students will learn specific skills such as public speaking, debate, and negotiation skills, as well as substantive material such as a great deal about the country they represent and the world issue that is our topic for debate.  They will also be challenged to use their creative thinkng and problem solving skills to try to find workable solutions to the problem presented by the issue.  New this year, at this our fourth MiniMUN, the last 90 or so minutes of the conference, just before Closing Ceremonies, will be spent doing a hands-on project to make a tangible difference in people's lives in relation to the topic we have spent the afternoon debating.  Although a registration fee is requested to cover our expenses, sliding scale or fee waiver is available upon request utilizing an honor-system.  Rather than registering via Eventbrite and paying on-line, in which case we do not get the funds til 10 days AFTER the conference, we would prefer you email your information to armun2013@gmail.com and we will email you instructions for paying by check.  Thank you.



When: Nov 8, 2015 12 PM to Nov 8, 2015 6 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Sun, 08 Nov 2015 12 )
Sisters in Song present "A Beautiful Pair4" to benefit Ellie Fund
Let me introduce to you Sisters in Song, group of beautiful and very gifted musicians I am proud to now call my Sisters.  With my longtime friend Jeff Pietrantoni, we formed this new group in 2011 and were very proud to produce our FIRST musical production in September/October 2011 called A BEAUTIFUL PAIR.  All proceeds from this wonderful musical revue were donated to Ellie Fund, a local organization supporting Massachusetts breast cancer patients and their families (www.elliefund.org).  Read more about our concert by clicking on the following link.  (http://www.wickedlocal.com/melrose/news/lifestyle/x155801925/Local-group-helps-breast-cancer-patients-survive-the-cure#axzz1agUCQWOh) Jeff has been a long time devotee of musical theatre and I, a true fan of all types of music.  Jeff had been brainstorming for a few years about getting a group together in order to give back to our communities through music which, in his words, “heals the soul”.  I was thrilled when he asked me to chair this concept alongside him and even prouder that the group wanted to continue its efforts in 2012 and beyond.  Unfortunately, my Breast Cancer diagnosis in 2012 prevented me from doing a show and so the 2012 concert was “postponed”.  Who would have thought that I, after performing to raise money for the Ellie Fund in 2011, would require their support and services just a few months later?  I believe that fate and faith have brought Sisters in Song and the Ellie Fund together.  “A BEAUTIFUL PAIR2, LOVE HEALS” was performed October 2013.  " A BEAUTIFUL PAIR3, NO DAY BUT TODAY" was performed October 2014 raising $7000 for Ellie Fund!  Please help us beat that number in 2015!  I hope to see many of you at one of the performances and, if you’re not local or cannot make any of the shows, please consider making a donation to this worthy cause.  Checks can be made out to Sisters In Song and mailed to 1 Converse Street, Wakefield, MA  01880!  To make a donation online, go to www.elliefund.org, and click DONATE TODAY.  There is a “special option” section where you can choose SISTERS IN SONG.

When: Oct 2, 2015 7 PM in Medford, Massachusetts (Fri, 02 Oct 2015 19 )
BSC Group Exercise - Instructor Recruitment
Have a passion for fitness? Want to help others improve their lives through exercise? If so, we’d love to meet you!   Boston Sports Club Regional Auditions Cycle Auditions: 12:30pm - 2:00pm (must be present for full length of auditions) Studio Auditions: 2:00pm - 4:00pm (must be present for full length of auditions) Specific Modalities Include: Zumba Cycling Yoga/Pilates Bootcamp/Kickboxing Les Mills BODYPUMP Preparation checklist for auditions:  Please arrive on time!  No late arrivals will be admitted.  Please come prepared to teach 1-2 tracks of the modality for which you are auditioning.  Bring your positive, energetic and team-player attitude and come ready to participate 100% of the time. We look forward to seeing you showcase your talent!

When: Aug 21, 2015 12 PM in Medford, Massachusetts (Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12 )
Restoring Water Cycles to Reverse Global Warming
Visit our website for latest updates!  If you'd like to volunteer, sponsor or advertise, please contact us at climate2015@bio4climate.org. Water and its remarkable physical properties make life on earth possible.  In this conference we will pay particular attention to water's role in regulating climate through its capacity to store, move and transfer more heat than any other natural compound.  Water is a planetary thermostat, and even with elevated greenhouse gases in the atmosphere it can cool the biosphere and address destructive feedbacks in the climate system. Good water management is a facet of good land management, which we covered broadly at last year's conference, Restoring Ecosystems to Reverse Global Warming.  This year we will carefully examine the water cycle, how we can have a dramatic positive influence on it, and in so doing successfully address drought, floods, soil health, food production and climate. Although water and carbon travel together, water cycles can be restored even more quickly than soil sequestration can reduce atmospheric carbon levels.  Thus, while we're addressing greenhouse gases, we can significantly cool the surface of the earth to mitigate and even reverse the damage done to date by elevated planetary temperatures.

When: Oct 16, 2015 5 PM in Medford, Massachusetts (Fri, 16 Oct 2015 17 )

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